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economic support 
    division manager - SHEILA DRAYS


Henry Dodge Office Building
199 County Road DF
Second Floor
Juneau, WI 53039



(920) 386-3760



(920) 386-4012


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Dodge County Economic Support (ES) Unit, a member of the Capital Consortium, provides assistance to those experiencing economic hardship. The Capital Consortium consists of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Juneau, Richland, Sauk, and Sheboygan counties. The ES Unit determines eligibility for FoodShare, Child Care, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus Medical Assistance programs and SSI Caretaker Supplement (CTS). Dodge County ES Unit also manages the Child Care Certification program. 

Capital Consortium

Toll-Free Call Center Phone Number


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 For more information regarding Wisconsin Income Maintenance consortia: How to Apply-Income Maintenance Agency (Click link - will open in new window.)



There Are 4 Ways to Apply:

  • Mail: Call (920) 386-3760 to request that an application be mailed

  • Local Agency: 199 County Road DF, Juneau, WI 53039, 2nd Floor


Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled outside of normal office hours upon request.

Spanish speaking interpreters are available on site. 

Interpreters for other languages can be made available upon request.

Dodge County Community Resource Guide-A guide to resources in the community including rental/housing assistance, food pantries, medical assistance, transportation, parenting resources etc.

Dodge County Guia de Recursos en la Comunidad- Una guía de recursos en la comunidad incluyendo asistencia para alquiler/vivienda, despensas de comida, asistencia médica, transporte,recursos para padres etc.SPANISH COMMUNITY RESOURCE


The unit provides services through the following public assistance programs:
(Click on a link below to view more information. When clicked, new window will open.)


 Child Care Certification
There are many benefits to becoming a certified child care provider. Some of these benefits include being able to provide care for Wisconsin Shares Subsidized children, participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to be reimbursed for meals, having access to a wide variety of resources and technical assistance to help you succeed, and receiving referrals of families looking for a daycare provider. If you are interested in becoming a certified child care provider, please call 920-386-3760 and ask for the Certification Worker. We will set up a meeting with you where you will learn about becoming certified and will receive all necessary forms and documents.

Click here to find a Child Care Provider


Food Share (formerly known as Food Stamps)
Food Share can be used to pay for food in order to make it easier for persons to have a healthy adequate diet. Some clients may be referred to the Food Share Employment and Training Program for assistance in seeking and obtaining employment. 


Food Share Employment & Training (FSET)
The purpose of FSET is to provide Food Share recipients the assistance and support they need to obtain competitive employment. FSET utilizes the strengths, needs and preferences of the job seeker to provide services that will result in successful competitive employment, while promoting economic self-sufficiency.




Populations who may be eligible for medical assistance include:

  • Children younger than 19 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Parents and caretakers of children younger than 18 years old and dependent 18 year olds
  • Parents and caretaker relatives whose children have been removed from the home and placed in out-of-home care
  • Former Foster Care Youth younger than 26 years old who were in out-of-home care when they turned 18
  • Adults ages 19-64 who are not receiving Medicare and do not have dependent children
  • Over age 65
  • Disabled as defined by Social Security

    Please refer to the following web sites for additional Medicaid program
(external links, will open in a new browser window):


Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations.  Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to households across the state to help lower the burden incurred with monthly energy costs.  Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance.  Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.

Heating Assistance-WHEAP assistance is a one-time payment during the heating season (October 1-May 15).  The funding pays a portion of the heating costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the entire cost of heating a residence.

Electric Assistance-Your household may be eligible to receive a payment for non-heating electric energy costs through funding provided by Wisconsin's Public Benefits.

Crisis Assistance-A household may be eligible for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor, or are nearly out of fuel and do not have money to purchase more.  Crisis assistance is intended to provide emergency and/or proactive services to assist eligible households experiencing an energy crisis.

Furnace Assistance-WHEAP emergency heating system assistance can provide services to eligible home owners if the furnace or boiler stops operating during the heating season.  Heating system assistance includes payment for repairs, or in some situations your residence may qualify for a total replacement of a non-operating furnace or boiler.

How to Apply-Your household may be eligible for WHEAP services based on a number of factors.  Households must complete a Home Energy Plus application through the local WHEAP agency.

Energy Services 
107 Henry Street STE
 Beaver Dam, WI 53916

For more information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and how to apply, please call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) or visit


Wisconsin Shares - Child Care
Assistance for childcare costs for those who are working, attending high school or looking for work. Single parent households will be referred to the Child Support Agency.

Click here to find a Child Care Provider

    Please refer to the following websites for additional program information:

 Wisconsin Works (W-2) and FSET programs in Dodge County are run by:

Forward Service Corporation

Find your local W-2 Agency



 Program Integrity

The Dodge County Economic Support Unit is committed to reducing and preventing waste, fraud and abuse in Wisconsin's public assistance programs. We encourage the public to report any fraudulent use of public assistance dollars by phone at (877) 865-3432 or at one of the links below:


The Public Assistance Collections Unit (PACU) is responsible for collecting overpayments of public assistance benefits.

Other Links:



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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